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Daytime Dish: Snoop Dogg Visits One Life to Live

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Music, ABC,

Snoop DoggIf celebs need to get themselves seen, they may want to start hitting up the hot spots in Llanview.

Over the past few months, has seen a score of musical performers travel through its Pennsylvanian town.  Last October, Timbaland hit the stage at Capricorn, a hip night club on the show.  One month ago, Mary J. Blige performed during two episodes of the daytime drama.  Now it’s Snoop’s chance to bring the house down.

The star of Father Hood will take the mike during the next sweeps period.  will perform several songs from his new album in another two-day stint.  The rapper will also serve up his own treatment of OLTL‘s opening theme and lend his acting skills to the ABC soap.

You can check out Snoop’s gig at Ultra Violet on May 8th and 9th.

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Review: Mary J. Blige On One Life To Live

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: Daytime, Drama, Music, ABC, Editorial,

Mary J. BligeIf you blinked you may have missed singer ‘s performance near the end of ABC’s today. The good news is she’ll be back on Monday, February 18. Blige and her real band performed at character Starr Manning’s (Kristen Alderson) sweet 16 birthday party. It was by far the best 2-3 minutes of the otherwise tedious cliffhanger Friday show.

Blige gave an exuberant performance of her song, “Just Fine”. It was the R&B singer’s second time performing on One Life to Live. Her first go around in Llanview was back in 2006.

Incorporating real stars into the fictional world of soap operas can come across as clunky at times (think back to Timbaland’s appearance on OLTL last year when he claimed to be a fan of fictional singer Sarah “Flash” Roberts). OLTL’s writers handled this one smoothly with a crowd of kids who were supposed to be at a nightclub party anyway. The actors and extras looked like they were having a genuinely good time. So did Mary J. She says she has been a fan of the show since she was a child.

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Daytime Dish: ‘GH’, ‘One Life to Live’, ‘As The World Turns’

Sarah Brown, the first of four actresses to play the role of Carly Corinthos, will be making a return to . Interestingly enough, she won’t be there to take her old spot back (like recently did on ).  Brown will be making a splashy entrance as an entirely new character: Claudia Zacchara, mobster Johnny’s sister.  (Don’t try and question how this could happen; played a different character on the vampire-filled before she became Sam on the bloodsucker-less GH.)

Sarah, who originated the role of Carly back in 1996 (she left in 2001), will not only have a juicy face-to-face with the current Carly (played by ), she’ll have a heated encounter of the bedroom kind with her old hubby, Sonny Corinthos.  I can’t wait!  Brown currently has a one-year contract with the daytime drama and is scheduled to make her debut on Thursday, Jan. 31.

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This Week on TV (10/8-10/14)

Men in Trees

 

MONDAY (10/8)
  • The View (ABC, syndicated):  Meredith Viera returns to her old-stomping grounds as a guest.  I’m sure she prefers it that way.
  • Total Request Live (MTV, 3:30pm):  Watch the ‘official’ debut of Britney’s new video, or just watch it now.
  • Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8:30pm):  The reunion of Johnny Galecki and Sara Gilbert happens tonight.
  • I Love New York 2 (VH1, 9pm):  Season premiere.  I’m sorry—what exactly do the winners ‘win’ on this show again?

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The 2007 MTV Video Music Awards

MTV Moon MenBefore this evening’s festivities begin, the producers of the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards should really thank the scandal-plagued artists who’ve unintentionally thrown publicity their way.  Tonight, we’ll be thinking about those performers who’ve canceled because they need to be in rehab (Amy Winehouse) and closely watching those who should probably go back ().

We’d been warning you for weeks that this would be a one-time only telecast, but in case you forgot—we hope this helps.  And for those who live on the West Coast (like me), you can play along and read our coverage as if it were in real-time:

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Only One Chance To Watch MTV’s VMAs

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Award Shows, Music, Specials, Cable, MTV,

TimbalandI’m honestly not sure if anyone cares anymore—because I know I stopped a long time ago—but don’t say I didn’t warn you…

Unlike recent years when you could catch a rerun of the Video Music Awards for weeks on end (usually following an episode of ), the cable channel has finally smartened up and made it a more exclusive event.  Why cheapen a show by milking it to death?  Then again, this is coming from a network that has already cheapened it’s image thanks to the mere presence of Next and (

insert the name of any other MTV show here

).

So in hopes of bringing back the audience that has disappeared during the show’s premiere time slot, the channel will air 2007’s telecast one time only.  In other words, they are basically following the lead of every other high-profile awards program (e.g. The , , ) that forces people to gather in large numbers at one time.  Additionally, the network is promising to revamp the telecast overall and has even brought on uber-producer Timbaland to be the evening’s musical director.  Now if they can promise me that will make the rumored surprise appearance (and does a trash-tastic performance at that)—I’ll be there.  Better yet, I hope she cancels unexpectedly.

Take note:  The Moon Men will be handed out on September 9th from the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.

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Big Names Attached to VMAs

MTV VMAEach year, the VMAs honor the artists that give us the most appealing music videos – somehow, the artists who get the nods are also top sellers. Beyonce and Justin Timberlake cleared seven nominations each, and both are up for video of the year. MTV’s glitzy awards show always features live music, celebrity interviews, and plenty of moon man statues. Beyonce got the video of the year nod for “Irreplaceable,” while Timberlake’s “What Goes Around…Comes Around” and “D.A.N.C.E.” both grabbed a spot in this best-of-the-best category. Amy Winehouse was nominated for “Rehab,” Rihanna for “Umbrella,” and Kanye West will compete with “Stronger” for video of the year. 

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